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to filibuster against george w. bush's judicial nominees, their leader, harry reid, had some kind things to say about the tactic. >> the filibuster serves as a check on power and preserves our limited government. right now the only check on president bush is the democrats' ability to voice their concern in this body, the senate. if the republicans roll back our rights in this chamber, there will be no check on power. the radical right wing will be free to pursue anything they want. >> now the shoe is on the other foot. i asked larry crane to discuss the double standard. 700,000 workers and many industries including media and telephone data services and health care. but that's just his day job. larry co hen is also a leader of the democracy initiative, a coalition as progressive and varied as the naacp, common cause, the sierra club, greenpeace, jobs with justice and the afl-cio. along with an affiliated campaign called fix the senate now, they are working hard to change the filibuster rules. take a look at their ad. >> as climate change threatens the world we leave to our children and good u.s.
to get through. >> i mean, this is harry reid's biggest nightmare having the senate go first on assault weapons ban. this is not something he wants to bring up. i don't think he's, you know, my guess is there are a number of moderate democrats who come from states that are pro-gun states and they, i mean, we know that the last time that washington passed an assault weapons ban, that hurt democrats on the ballot the next time. and this is not a battle everyone in the democratic leadership wants. >> let's bring us now to the local level. i want to bring scott back into this, because i know that you've also talked to our local mayors, oakland mayor gene quan and san francisco mayor ed lee. they're in washington, they're there for the u.s. conference of mayors. how much of this debate actually affects us at the local level? cities like oakland, where there were four homicides within six hours last friday? where the crime rate for serious crimes has climbed 23% in the last year alone? does it have that much of an impact at the local level? >> look, well, it does. i mean, these mayors met in
're going to do. i will be calling harry reid's office tomorrow to ask and to change the filibuster rule. we have to make the move. i agree. i understand ipoem. -- the poem. it was beautiful. >> you are on. welcome. caller: i just want to comment that i find it very revealing that secretary clinton is trying to avoid the benghazi scandal and had on new glasses but not answered one question about how many americans were killed in benghazi. host: i am so incredibly happy right now and so grateful for all that obama has laid out for his second term. we are following tweets. you are welcome to join the conversation. >> i really was and pressed by the whole inauguration. i was able to watch the first one. probably early this morning. i thought it was really professional. the politicians, i wish they would get together like that when it is time to change lolls and improve the stability of this country. i was impressed overall, especially with kelly clarkson and the beyonce. they were impressive with their music. i listened to them sparingly no when they have a couple of hits. i wish to put up more
whether the chuck schumer, harry reid budget could pass the senate, even with just democratic votes because you have so many people that are up for reelection that are going to be very reluctant to stick their necks out and vote. by the way, as you know, we just had a $600 billion tax increase in the fiscal cliff negotiations. plus, we had $520 billion of new taxes from obamacare. this would be the third tax increase. melissa: i really hope you're right because i feel their is a tide of higher taxes. its role in norway. it will keep all of us out to see no matter what our income bracket because it seems like before this last deal there was this notion that if republicans just gave in and went ahead with some higher taxes that then we could get down to the business of spending cuts. that was the idea that was out there. take your medicine now and then we will get down to the business of cutting spending once we have this out of the way. instead, it has been quite the opposite. this was just the first up. the camel's nose in a tent. now there are many more higher taxes coming. are you
something rather strong about harry reid. we assume that kind of language was not used in the white house this morning, but can they really get along and do what needs to get done? >> there is -- there are pockets of enmity that are quite well-known. what's really wonderful about washington, and this day is going to be full of this, is that you can have members, particularly on the senate floor, that can just bash each other. john has had a bird's-eye view of this. during the day with key issues of state at risk, and at the end of the day they can go off to the moncle and have a drink or a steak and so -- >> although a lot less than used to take place. >> that's true. >> jill biden, the vice president's wife, the second lady of the united states, begins her way down to the podium. >> i think there is more partisanship about to break out. >> call it bipartisanship. >> maybe i'm caught up in the spirit of the day. >> explain. >> i'll explain. >> and where do you see that? >> i have some circumstantial evidence. look at the fiscal cliff vote and look at the sandy vote. a microcosm. what you'
. harry reid ask his vulnerable democrats to take a vote on an assault weapon's ban if they believe it won't pass the house. >> i know tomorrow we'll be taking up my resolution in support of gun violence prevention that includes taking up the assault weapons bans. so i think that the white house is ready, the senate is ready to act. they are going to i think start with what you may consider to be the low-hanging fruits the background checks, and limit on high capacity magazines and then take a look at senator feinstein's bill. but i think the senate will take this up in regular order, and this will only be successful if as the president has said the american people speak out and speak up. this is the slaughter of innocents. is our role as parents. they didn't think we could change drunk driving laws, but mothers against drunk drivers did. >> jennifer: and i think this is another reason this was so powerful. one of the other things christine you mentioned that the poet is the first openly gay poet that has ever read at an inauguration. and i want you to listen t
about and they have no interest in bringing a bill to the floor. i don't know harry reid who is in nevada, doinlt know that i d wants to bring a bill to the floor. he has outside groups and he'll use that to try to get something done. you think about washington, you have to think about the congress you have not the congress you want. >> okay. >> the congress you have is one that is resisting. >> that sounds like we'll get nothing done in four years. >> i think the next two years is going to be difficult to get anything done. they have to do a budget at some point. >> let's talk about that. >> joe is always harping on the fact it's 1,363 days since the democrats passed a budget. yesterday chuck schumer hinted that may change. let's listen. >> in our budget that we will pass, we lift tax reform, which went many of my republican colleagues' way, but it's going to include revenues. it's a great opportunity to get us some more revenues to help in part deal with sequestration. >> so where does this fit in? >> i think where republicans have a legitimate critique of democrats is that
the democrats have control of the senate is that harry reid has said democratic senators in the witness protection program with ever -- whenever budget issues come up. twenty democrats are up for election in 2014. half of them should not be coming back of the continue to vote with obama on tax and spend crazy debt policies which is what they have been doing. i think it is very important for the american people to see what the senate has not done and to force them to act but that. gerri: you sure can't act -- argue with that. the senate has not passed a budget and 1,361 days. let me get a comment. it would stop pay to members of congress if they don't do some of these things, if they don't get a budget resolution. you in favor of that? >> i think it's a good idea for two reasons. senators have not been doing democratic leaders have not been doing their job for a long time. they should not get paid. if they're not willing to do it, the senate should vote them out of positions. also, it gives the attention of average americans who don't know if they have been watching the establishment pre
boehner, and harry reid, as well, accompanies the president. and then, we see eva longoria, one of the honorary co-chairs of the president's inaugural committee. host of the latino inaugural ball last night. 71% of latinos helped him win the election. >> and they were 10% of the vote. >> president clinton and the secretary of state. >> i believe she said, stand next to me, just in case. and we all know, she was recently hospitalized because of a concussion after a fall. >> ladies and gentlemen, please stand, as the color guard, represented by each of our armed forces, presents our national colors. >> lady rosalynn carter. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. rosalynn carter. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we are looking at the 88-year-old former american president. and, matt, a historian said he reinvented the postpresidency. however you felt about the conflicting times in his presidency, he reinvented the postpresidency. >> well, president carter, he left under a bad economy. he left under a country divided. when he left office, hi
. >> listen, harry reid, remember when john boehner was going to bring the vote to the house and he didn't have the votes after he'd said i'm going to bring the vote to the house. i have a suspicion that harry reid wouldn't bring it to the senate floor until they're sure it's a done deal. there's something important to understand here, too, besides additional taxes. we've already raised taxes on people making over $450,000 a year and just about everyone else because payroll taxes went up and everyone's paycheck is smaller, if you haven't looked be, check out your paycheck, but obamacare, raised taxes on everyone obamacare and taxes go higher and the democrats seem willing to continue that trend. stuart: i'm shocked that higher taxes are coming down. actually, no, i'm not. i expected it. i've got to talk to you about hollywood. i'm sure you're watching football yesterday and i certainly was and saw the trailers for the violent movies. >> bullet, die-hard-- put to the head. stuart: wait a second, you know more about this than i do. if i'm the not mistaken, not a single one of those proposa
in an orange coat. you also see harry reid there, he's often seen in public wearing fur, which is a weird choice. >> he looks a bit gloomy today in that costume. >> you think so? he has a little touch of the jack abramoff? >> not that kind. that's too dramatic. >> maybe it is because he got his haircut. they have really been chewing on him the last few days about a big decision he has to make about the filibuster in the senate. >> he has to make that right away. >> that's an immediate decision. >> and i think steven dryer is going through a religious event today. i don't know what you call that. >> that's his justice hat. >> is it really? that comes with the office. i have never seen that before. you just made that up, didn't you? >> i'm sorry. ed, on the filibuster thing, this is -- this is a ceremonial start to the week. obviously, this is about the orderly transition of power. this is about the constitution and the celebration and all those things, but this decision is going to happen right away with a huge impact on the president. >> it's huge. the lead editorial today in "the new yor
for the politics of this city. it's almost as if you have harry reid and mitch mcconnell directing traffic. nobody wants to move. nobody wants to do anything. >> by the way, you brought up harry reid's name. here's a majority leader of the united states senate that has worked overtime to not produce a budget in over four years. >> correct. >> 1,163 days if my harry reid calculator is correct. the democratic senate is every bit as dysfunctional as the republican house, and it seems to me we have to figure out a way to fix this. the responsibility lies on both sides of the aisle. >> let me toss it back to you with the initial question you asked me that i cannot answer. i don't know if john can answer the question you asked. but if president barack obama, what sense does it make to invite senator ted cruz down to the white house? >> it makes all the sense in the world. maybe not ted cruz but bring tom coburn over. you bring lamar alexander over. you bring bob corker over. one on one. you bring them all together. guess what? you get tom coburn from oklahoma going to ted cruz fr
on inside that inaugural luncheon where the president is sitting down with harry reid and john boehner and talking with evan bahy over the weekend, i'm sure they took the sharp objects off the table and have a food taster. and one said, don't worry, my vice chair lamar alexander will be sitting between them to make sure things are civil. all joking aside, they thought this is going to be a good luncheon and everybody will be professional and the big battles of course, will come tomorrow. and don't forget that hillary clinton is also, secretary of state going to be testifying on benghazi on wednesday. that will be another big event that happens here on capitol hill. now, to the parade, we can pan off just a little bit and you can see that some folks have gathered here at the beginning of the parade, quite a bit different than it was at least at this point from 2009, where people were 20, 30 deep along the parade route. we'll probably see that, and looks like people, five, six people deep headed down constitution avenue. we make the turn on to pennsylvania avenue and then a slow crawl up
. naacp head just arrived. we saw harry reid probably going into chambers back there. they haven't started arriving yet. the governors apparently were just announced. they're starting to filter in and take their seats. this is a really exciting part of being an elected official is sitting up there. >> senator al franken. >> jennifer: you can see richard blumenthal from connecticut. john kerry of course. carl levin. >> john: a few moments ago, speaker of the house john boehner entered, the most tan man in washington, d.c. in january. john mccain. >> jennifer: john mccain talking with dianne feinstein, i'm sure about gun control. cutting a deal right there. >> john: it is rather unseasonably warm today. i'm thankful for that for the folks who are there. >> jennifer: tammy baldwin. >> john: yesterday i was shocked at how warm it was. a lot of folks were expressing confusion as to why the president was sworn in yesterday. the constitution requires, of course, the president be sworn in on january 20th. since federal buildings and courthouses are closed on sunday, the ceremony is still scheduled
. harry reid, john boehner, all of the leaders. take a look at the flags being waved on the national mall in front of the u.s. capitol. i'm looking out at this picture. it is a huge, huge crowd. anderson cooper on is on the other side. not far away from the washington monument. from your vantage point what does it look like? >> it is an amaze sight here, wolf. you can see flags as far as the eye can see. former president clinton. hillary clinton. haven't seen much of her since she got out of the hospital. nice to see that she's here today with the former president. they make their way towards the podium where they will sit behind president obama and vice president biden as they are sworn in. we are going hear them announce when they walk in. >> like a school teacher. ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the 39th president of the united states, jimmy carter and mrs. rosalynn carter. >> president carter and rosalynn carter stepping down. taking their seats. followed by all the former presidents who will be here. >> john king, something special about this. just the tradition of it all. it is all
in 2010. it didn't pass because harry reid and president obama didn't want it to pass. they wanted to raise the specter of a default to use. so, chuck, you and i could make news right now on national television, would you agree to support the full faith and credit act and take the possibility of a default off the table? >> i support the mcconnell proposal. let us raise the debt ceiling. no strings attached. and if the president can raise it as he should be able to and if congress wants to reject it 2/3. the mcconnell proposal is a good republican proposal. i hope you support it. that's the way to go. >> a bill that says regardless of what happens with the debt ceiling, the united states will never default on the debt, would you support that or not? >> i support the concept. i'd have to look at the bill. the best way to do that is the mcconnell act. >> we may have just made news. >>> last week, general colin powell was here worried about a dark vein of intolerance in republican quarters. you are part of a stream of new faces in the republican party, minority faces and voices in the
of the bipartisan leadership of the senate and house. >> chuck schumer, harry reid, nancy pelosi, eric cantor, and john boehner will be headed over there. first, president obama began with the slogan hope and change. then he got a jolt of washington reality. we'll take a look back at the some times rocky road of the first term. >> we've seen that crowd building, craig. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the crowd, indeed, has been growing throughout the morning. say hello. say hello. before you get from the u.s. capital behind me, the less it is like an inauguration, the more it is like a block party/picnic. folks from texas, buffalo, new york, who have said several times this is far from cold. i do want to -- where are you from? >> from new jersey. >> reporter: from new jersey. first inauguration? >> yes, it is. >> reporter: what brings you out? >> obama all the way. >> reporter: how about you? where are you from? >> trenton, new jersey. >> reporter: oh, this is all jersey here? i should have known by the rowdiness. and where are you guys from? >> atlanta, georgia. >> reporter:
issue republicans can see democrats in distress. chief among them senate majority leader harry reid. >> i don't think senator harry reid brings it to the senate floor because he has six democrats up in election in two years. >> this and other difficulties appeared miles away as mr. obama recited the constitutional oath that cemented the start of his new term. >> i did it. >> sasha was referring to the mix jum four years ago where the chief justice and the president said some of the words of the oath out of sequence prompting a do-over here at the white house a couple of hours later. as sasha said nobody messed up this time and as said a couple of moments ago, that's probably not too bad. >>> robert gibbs was an adviser to the obama campaign and served as the white house's first press secretary. welcome. >> thank you. >> you have seen it you have read it, characterize it. >> i think it's hopeful, and it talks about the values and the visions and the ideals that bring us to this very moment as america. you'll hear the president talk a lot about what we have
leader harry reid and house democratic leader nancy pelosi. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> and, of course, here's the president being led by the house sergeant at arms, paul irving, and followed by the senior senator from new york, charles schumer, who will be master of ceremonies leading up to the president's inauguration. the president passing through the part of the capitol known as the crypt and preparing to be announced at the west front of the capitol. >> members of the republican leadership behind the president as he is being led to the entrance to the west front. john boehner, the speaker of the house, four years ago in 2009 was merely the house minority leader, now the leader of republicans in the house of representatives. there is the crowd on the national mall, the vice president. in the foreground, members of the supreme court. >> i guess there's no standard hat for the supreme court members. justice scalia has that kind of large beret kind of thing, and then justice breyer right beside him, something like a bellhop's hat, isn't it? i mean, how do you -- >> many descriptions o
vendrá con el líder de la mayoría demócrata del senado, harry reid, y también lo que ustedes ven en la plataforma, es precisamente dignatarios, los jefes del gabinete, también está el ex presidente bill clinton y la secretaria de estado, hillary clinton, jimmy carter, supuestamente está presente, el presidente george bush no pudo estar presente y también está delicado su padre4, también sabemos que el presidente en su discurso tomará puntos muy importantes, que los valores de la nación todavía pueden guiarnos en tiempos de cambio, y también hablará sin entrar en detalles, de las prioridades de su segundo mandato presidencial, donde está en sus metas el fin de la guerra en afganistán, aprobar la reforma migratoria y también legislación para controlar la violencia con armas de fuego, y dicen que esa toma de posesión es lo que podemos escuchar como uno de los temas, recordamos que todo el mundo tiene el deber de colaborar con el país, así que, será un discurso extraordinario, como él siempre ha realizado, discursos, donde se oratoria se pone de relieve, regreso con ust
john boehner, harry reid, house majority leader eric cantor and house democratic leader nancy pelosi. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> everyone is listening to the marine band, the president's own. we have been blessed, we should point out, with today's weather. we're losing the sun a little bit. there's a light cloud cover that just now chose to move in over capitol hill and continuation of that may bring us some snow showers. but it's a bright day and it's so much warmer than last year. last year, we woke up, it was 19 degrees. and by the time the president was taking the oath, i believe it goes to a balmy 28, winds at 13 gusting to 23 if memory serves. and today it's just much more comfortable. and you think to think for all the folks on foot moving around this city, some of whom have traveled great distances to be here. it's just much more comfortable. and someone pointed out a few flurries in the air would make a beautiful television picture later today, mike i can't tellal beschloss. >> maybe we can arrange that. as long as we're talking about weather, ronald reagan had the distinction of t
, and the majority leader cantor and nancy pelosi as well as the senate majority harry reid welcoming him to the capitol. there you see the west front of the u.s. capitol and the familiar part of the inaugural ceremony where the president will be sworn n. there you see former president clinton and the current secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we are only expecting two former presidents to be here today, bill clinton and jimmy carter. president carter already came out but george h.w. bush still recovering from a recent illness and george w. bush and laura bush sending their regrets and wishing the first family all the best on this special day, and their family. >> all of the dignitaries come down, they are seated, then the families will be announced and seated. the biden family announced and seated, just after 11:00 in ten minutes. then the obama family will be announced and seated. and then you'll have the ceremonial announcement of the first laid doe and dr. biden as well. megyn: bill clinton has done this walk a lot. >> there you see former president jimmy carter and rosalyn carter
for that. to the speaker of the house and nancy pelosi, to democratic leader harry reid as well as republican leader, mitch mcconnell and to all the congressional leaders and all the members of congress who are here. i recognize that democracy is not always easy, i recognize there are profound differences in this room. but i just want to say thank you for your service and thank your families for their service, because regardless of our political persuasions and perspectives i know that all of us serve because we believe that we can make america for future generations. and i'm confident that we can act at this moment in a way that makes a difference for our children and our children's children. i know that former president carter, president clinton, they understand the irony of the presidential office, which is the longer you're there the more humble you become. and the more mindful you are that it is beyond your powers individually to move this great country. you can only do it because you have extraordinary partners. and a spirit of goodwill and most of all because of the stren
day. and doug mcelway with more from washington. >> harris, a change in gun laws after the sandy hook massacre is beginning to meet realities. and rand paul is proposing to introduce to nullify. and dianne feinstein-- >> leader reid intends to make guns one of the earliest things we consider on the floor and chairman leahy talk about hearings right away i think you're going to see action quickly. >> some doubt that. there are 20 democratic seats up for grabs in the year 2014 including in the gun friendly states of arkansas, alaska, iowa, louisiana, colorado, new hampshire and south dakota. after the assaults weapons ban in 1994 democrats lost control of the house, all of which suggests compromise may be in the works. >> we don't expect it all to pass or in its current forms. we think that there are elements of it-- >> anding this a moment we can do something about mental health, information sharing, maybe background checks and or things as well, but it has to be a plan that could possibly work or president won't get it done. >> other republicans suggest that a new assault weapons ban
, the sergeant at arms, the house that the sergeant at arms, said a majority leader harry reid, and house democratic leader, nancy pelosi. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama accompanied by the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, sergeant at arms terence at jenner, the house sergeant at arms, pulte irving, senator charles schumer, senator lamar alexander, the speaker of the house of representatives, john boehner, senate majority leader harry reid, and it said it -- and house democratic leader nancy pelosi. [applause] [cheering] ♪ ♪ [cheering] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> please be seated. ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint congressional committee for inaugural ceremonies, the hon. charles e. schumer. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, members of congress, although our present, and it to all who are watching, welcome to the capital and to this celebration of our great democracy. this is the 57th inauguration of an american president. no matter how many times when witnesses this event, its simpl
alexander, john boehner, harry reid, reidcantor, -- eric cantor, and nancy pelosi. ♪ ♪ >> the chairman of joint committee, and the are honorable charles e. schumer. >> members of congress, all who are present and to all who are watching. welcome to this celebration of our great democracy. this is the 57th inauguration of an american president. no matter how many times to witness this event it is the trusting of power from we the people to our chosen leader never fails to make one's heart beat faster as it will today with the inauguration of president barack obama. we would not be here today if it were not for those who stand guard around the world. to those in our armed forces we offer our infinite thanks for your bravery. your honor. if your sacrifice. this democracy of ours was forged by intellect and argument, by activism and blood. from john adams to martin luther king by a stubborn adherence to the notion that we are all created equal and that we deserve nothing less than a great republic were the of our consent. the theme of this inaugural is "the face of america's future." this
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